The annual subscription entitles members to receive the Association’s prize-winning Journal (QSO) which is published four times a year. Its many pages contain articles from members and others and acts as a communication channel for the affairs of the Association. In addition this website, through its Forum and Announcements Pages, provides for discussions and announcements of forthcoming events that have a need for greater immediacy.
The Association is managed by a Committee of Officers and Ordinary Members which reports to the membership through the Journal and at AGM. The AGM is always paired with a popular reunion and dinner and is always great fun. Local groups are also entitled to central support.
Fraternal and professional links maintained with other Merchant Navy associations and professional bodies are used to good effect in the dealing with common issues. The Association acts with these organisations at commemorative events nationally and locally.
The Archivist actively pursues historical matters, including the acquisition and cataloguing of material. He has developed positive liaisons with specialist museums and libraries and has promoted Radio Officers’ sections in libraries and collections.
The Association has its own radio amateur group, the Radio Officers’ Amateur Radio Society (ROARS). This is separately managed by a sub-committee and publishes its own Journal QRZ, which is sent out with QSO to all members.